We love having plants in our home. They freshen the air we breathe and look great with any design style. But plants take up space. And if you live in an urban center, finding space for the home garden of your dreams may be difficult. So, if you are looking for ways to maintain a home garden in a compact apartment, consider a living plant wall. They use less water than a home garden and take up much less space. Follow our guide to get the look you want for your living plant wall.
herbs and spices
A living plant wall is not just decorative. Consider installing one in the kitchen and adding your favorite herbs and spices to it. Our designers love this living plant wall from Williams Sonoma. It includes a blackboard frame that you can use to label any of your plants in case you forget the difference between mint and basil.
Living Plant Wall Gallery
If a whole wall of plants seems daunting, consider some smaller, individual planters. These hanging planters from West Elm are a great way to create a gallery wall out of plants. Go for a monochrome look or combine it with a collection of different styles.
Maintain your green thumb
When it comes to a living plant wall, consider using a variety of plants for a compelling and structured vertical garden. In this penthouse in Central Park West we placed a living wall of plants next to the foyer and built in a variety of bushes.
Working with reclaimed materials is a great way to give your space a chic, rustic look. This Wayfair wall planter comes in an old wine box and looks great in a shabby chic room.
Drip line irrigation
If you have time to water all the plants in your home evenly and thoroughly, we will envy you. However, if you don’t have time or are prone to forgetting, consider a plant wall with a drip irrigation system. This Target planter plugs into your hose so you no longer have to worry about forgetting it.
A rolling stone does not attach moss
If plants are a little easy to care for, consider a living moss wall. This moss wall from Luludi Living Art is designed to create a mini oasis in your home without forgetting to water your plants.
Succulent living plant wall
And if moss is still too easy to care for, then consider a living succulent wall. These desert plants look great in ultra-modern homes and are incredibly water efficient. Folks, it doesn’t get any more maintenance than this.